Antimicrobial Stewardship

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Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance: A Social Science Approach (FutureLearn)

Are you a health professional new to social science research? Find out how you can fight antimicrobial resistance on this course. Learn the key aspects of successful antimicrobial stewardship. Antimicrobial resistance is a complex problem in today’s medicine that requires a unique approach. On this course, you will build [...]

Introduction to Practical Microbiology (FutureLearn)

Discover the basics of microbiology and the principles of antimicrobial stewardship from a practical standpoint. Learn about the basics of microbiology and clinical pharmacology. On this four-week course, you’ll discover the basic concepts of microbiology from a practical perspective. Get to know how to identify microbes, what antimicrobial resistance [...]

OPAT: Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (FutureLearn)

Learn how patients with a serious infection can be managed in outpatient settings with the help of an OPAT service. Discover the function, role and limitations of an OPAT service. OPAT is a clinical service which enables patients with serious infection to be managed in an outpatient setting. The [...]

Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Point Prevalence Surveys (FutureLearn)

Learn how to use Point Prevalence Surveys (PPS) to measure antibiotic consumption and fight antimicrobial resistance. Point Prevalence Surveys (PPS) are an important tool for healthcare professionals to use to assess and improve antibiotic prescribing locally, nationally and globally. This online course - led by experts from the British [...]

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Wound Management (FutureLearn)

Gain insight into antimicrobial resistance, learn about the threats it poses to wound care, and explore preventative measures. Learn how to manage wound infection as a healthcare professional. It’s common to control wound infections with antibiotics. Understanding antimicrobial stewardship is key to preventing antimicrobial resistance and treating a range [...]

Antimicrobial Stewardship for the Gulf, Middle East and North Africa (FutureLearn)

Improve your knowledge of the spread of antimicrobial resistance in the Gulf, Middle East and North Africa and how to reduce it. Learn about antimicrobial stewardship in the Gulf, Middle East and North Africa. On this course, you’ll examine the threat of antimicrobial resistance in the Middle East, Gulf [...]

Antimicrobial Stewardship for Africa (FutureLearn)

Improve your knowledge of the spread of antimicrobial resistance in Africa and how to reduce it. Learn how to tackle antimicrobial resistance in Africa. Communicable diseases remain to be a leading cause of death in African countries (WHO). This course will look at the threat of antimicrobial resistance in [...]

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance (FutureLearn)

Understand antibiotic resistance, and how antimicrobial stewardship can slow down or reduce it, with this free online course. Antimicrobial stewardship is a fast-growing field that aims to address this issue by managing our use of antibiotics to slow down or reduce the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance. Designed for healthcare [...]

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterinary Practice (FutureLearn)

How can good antimicrobial stewardship prevent antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in veterinary practices? Learn how to improve antimicrobial stewardship as a veterinary nurse or surgeon. Vets and human health professionals both have a responsibility to address the challenge of antimicrobial stewardship. Veterinary nurses, surgeons and pharmacists need the skills to [...]

Utilising Social Science and Behaviour Change in Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes: Improving Healthcare (FutureLearn)

How can social science and behaviour change techniques be used within antimicrobial stewardship projects to bring about change. Hospital healthcare delivery is complex with changing priorities and demands. Improvements are required but how can we ensure they are delivered. Understanding behaviour is essential for change. [...]